Based on the true story of a supply flight that crashed near the North Pole in 1991, the 1992 made-for-TV movie ORDEAL IN THE ARCTIC tells a naturally dramatic story that commands attention in spite of a near-absence of characterization or conflict.
Military airplane Boxtop 22 departs a United States base in Greenland on a routine flight to Alert, the northernmost military base in the world. Among the military and civilian passengers are Dr. Wilma DeGroot (Catherine Mary Stewart), a doctor on relief duty, Bob Thompson (Richard McMillan), who
runs the base PX, and Sue Hillier (Melanie Mayron), a hairdresser who signed up for temporary employment at the base. Duri...